Friday, November 16, 2012

Welcome to Nellie and Ruth Designs. 

What you'll see in this blog are my handmade creations that are featured in my shop at Etsy.  When I took a break from my blog - Reflections from the Tail - to create crafts for a craft show, I found how much I missed creating, so I decided to continue and start my shop.

Pearl Earrings

I love to buy necklaces from antique shops, take them apart and create new and more interesting jewelry.I recently purchased two necklaces from our local salvation army, tore them apart and am still deciding just how to use the beads. That's the fun part.

Necklace of blue stone beads, copper discs and brown glass beads

My mother was a big crafter of Christmas decorations. Recently we raided her attic for paper beads, small pearls and other findings she used many, many years ago.  I've created some interesting necklace using the paper beads I found in her attic.

Pink glass beads, silver charms, pearl beads & topaz crystals

I've learned a lot about displaying and photographing the jewelry I make.  It's all trial and error, however, the key is to have good images showing your product. Natural lighting is the best, so outside I go and now that winter is approaching I've learned I need to purchase a pair of fingerless gloves when shooting photos, and I know just the shop to purchase them on.

I hope you enjoy my wares, photos and are able to take the time to visit my shop at Etsy!

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